Weather Radio question

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by dmclone, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a Midland WR-300 weather radio and I'm confused on something.

    I entered the code for polk county
    019153
    But I thought there was a way to only receive specific alerts. For example, I thought I could make it so I only heard tornado warnings? Is this possible. I've read through the book but I don't see anything even though people on Amazon say this is a feature.
     
  2. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Never mind. I figured it out.
     
  3. FDWxMan

    FDWxMan Well-Known Member

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    I believe this is what you need to do.

    Page 29 on this link. (Table of stuff begins on page 24, seems you can turn just about everything we will see in Iowa off, except Tornado Warnings, which obviously you don't want to do anyway)
    WR-300 Owner's Guide


     
  4. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I found it shorty after I posted this message. I'm going to leave Iceberg warning on just in case.:smile::smile:
     
  5. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Being serious I think I will leave on the boil water and biological hazard message.
     
  6. DaddyMac

    DaddyMac Well-Known Member

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    Considering the 500 year floods have been seemingly occuring every 3.5 years - that may be a good idea.... :wink:
     
  7. khess83

    khess83 Active Member

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    :smile:I got this weather radio last spring and I swear the Flood warning went off every ten minutes last summer. Might be a good idea to turn that off
     
  8. mred

    mred Well-Known Member

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    I have this radio as well. It's one of the better ones out there.

    Living in the CR area, I heard two alert types in the middle of the night last summer that I thought I'd never hear: Civil Emergency Message and Immediate Evacuation Warning.
     

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